17 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Evanescence opens with Renholdër’s remixed version of “Made of Stone,” where '90s industrial accoutrements rub against lush string arrangements. Renholdër reworks four other tunes here—and if his Midas touch brings Nine Inch Nails to mind, that’s probably because under his real name, Danny Lohner, he’s worked with Trent Reznor in both NIN and the now-defunct Tapeworm project. He takes the less-is-more approach to The Cure’s “Apart”: he strips everything down to the essentials, with Robert Smith singing over spare guitar notes, minimal beats, and a haunting background ambience. The unsettling ramshackle cacophony of Combichrist’s “Bottle of Pain” plays like what Tom Waits might have sounded like had he chosen black fingernail polish and eyeliner over his poetic outsider style. Civil Twilight’s “How’m I Supposed To Die” recalls early Radiohead, with androgynous falsettos and a contrast of disturbing noises that clang and bang over a backdrop of soothing sonic atmospheres.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Evanescence opens with Renholdër’s remixed version of “Made of Stone,” where '90s industrial accoutrements rub against lush string arrangements. Renholdër reworks four other tunes here—and if his Midas touch brings Nine Inch Nails to mind, that’s probably because under his real name, Danny Lohner, he’s worked with Trent Reznor in both NIN and the now-defunct Tapeworm project. He takes the less-is-more approach to The Cure’s “Apart”: he strips everything down to the essentials, with Robert Smith singing over spare guitar notes, minimal beats, and a haunting background ambience. The unsettling ramshackle cacophony of Combichrist’s “Bottle of Pain” plays like what Tom Waits might have sounded like had he chosen black fingernail polish and eyeliner over his poetic outsider style. Civil Twilight’s “How’m I Supposed To Die” recalls early Radiohead, with androgynous falsettos and a contrast of disturbing noises that clang and bang over a backdrop of soothing sonic atmospheres.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

SeeDarkly ,

Good, but itunes price fixing mars.

Some rather fine remixes here. Very moody and edgy, but why itunes did you feel the need to hike the price up AFTER people have pre ordered it? Surely, surely you are bound by the intial offer?
Leaves a sour taste in the mouth does that.

bluesfanwales ,

only want one song

do u plan to make each song available for sale on their own as i only want the remix version of made of stone and i am not paying £10.99 for one song

SaraB_uk ,

Made of Stone

Why is 3/4 of of this album 'Album Only'?!!? I thought that was the whole point of downloads so you can dowload the songs you like. It's so people are forced to spend more money and buy the whole album. Well I am stubborn and will not be spending my money on iTunes.